Marriage is used throughout Scripture as a picture of the relationship between God and His people, Christ and the Church, and even a picture of the relationships within the Trinity. In marriage, there is a deep unity possible between a man and a woman which is so radical and profound that what results is described as a new creation. This deep unity requires self-abandonment and submission.
The Bible's message is simple but profound. True happiness is possible but seems elusive because people seek it in the wrong way. Happiness pursued apart from the way that God has directed is man-centered and futile. Happiness is found in the law of God, in avoiding the path of sin; it is the indirect result of holiness.
Throughout the world, education always seeks to impart the overarching values of the culture to the student. Religious neutrality in education is a myth. The call upon the Christian church in our day is the same one taken up by the early church: to redeem and transform a decaying culture through the educational mandate and redeem education for Christ through re-establishing the truly Christian school.
The family is God's basic institution, and the church is God's family, of which Christ is head. The true and only source of power in life is the Holy Spirit, and His power manifest in a life of obedience to the gospel of God. As we are transformed by a full-orbed gospel, our families, and thereby the church, will be transformed and prepared to engage culture at every level.